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Marvel Announces First Black Superhero

Marvel Studios Announces First Female And Black Superheroes

In a splashy media and fan event on Tuesday, Marvel Studios announced several new films to its expanding slate of comic book movies. Studio chief Kevin Feige announced the studio’s first Black superhero, Black Panther, to be played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) in a film opening Nov. 3, 2017. In a press conference following the event, Feige also clarified that the character would be “a big part” of the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War — which will also feature Robert Downey Jr., who appeared on stage with Chris Evans and Boseman during the event to a huge ovation from the assembled fans.

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